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St Ives Surf School

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, England
01736 793 938
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Ranked #2 of 10 activities in St Ives
Type: Surf Camps
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The custom service and communication skills were excellent when enquiring about booking a 2hr surf lesson for my son. When explaining that he has Aspergers, the surf school were extremely supportive and listened tentatively to his needs. The lesson itself was extremely good value for money! with the two instructors in the water supporting and engaging with the group. Giving... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We spent the whole day at this great beach/surf school back in September and it was a truly great experience. After our initial 2hr beginners lesson we were allowed to keep our equipment for an extra hour and practice what we had learned. Beautiful beach, great facilities and excellent staff!! We'll be back!

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Fantastic experience I would recommend this sport to any body of any age to take this sport up. Excellent teaching skills and very knowledgable of the sea and safety. From the very wise words of John, if you manage to stand on the board for at least 100th of a second then you've have just learnt to surf. Had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Having forgotten our wetsuits, we managed to hire wetsuits and body boards just for a couple of hours for a really reasonable price. £12 each for wetsuit and board. The guys were really friendly with the kids and helpful. Changing rooms available, but no shower obvious to hose down under.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were there for the bank holiday weekend so it was packed but the team were very professional and still managed to make everyone feel welcome. We were split into smaller groups with two instructors per group. Our instructors (Harris and Katie) were really friendly and great at engaging the wide range of ages in our group. Make sure you... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just want to say I was on holiday with my boyfriend last week and we both had a surf lesson for beginners with about 5 others and the instructor was brilliant. He explained everything very well, with a sense of humour, and was very focused. Caught the surfing bug straight away and can't wait to go back. Also have to... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My 11 year old spent a happy week in 2012 learning to surf with these guys. The weather wasn't brilliant, the monsoons had just ended, but he loved it nonetheless - such is the iron constitution of 11 year olds (and surf instructors). He even did 2 sessions on one day - there wasn't a thing about it he didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Unexpected beautiful nature (coves and bays) and lovely towns in Cornwall. All to be found near St. Ives, which offers quit a nice site with a super surf school at lovely Porthmeor Beach. St. Ives Surf School's teachers are real cool (according to the kids :-)) and very relaxed, enthusiastic, skilled and helpfull. They make learning to ride the waves... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were in St Ives for one week (from 10/08 to 17/08) and pre booked three lessons at St Ives Surf School; I couldn't be more satisfied. It was a surprise for my 9 years old daughter and she loved it. The guys were always enthusiastic and willing to help, making jokes and keeping the lessons interesting and interactive at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fabulous instructors, great location to learn to surf, Katie & Jackson were very patient and got us all standing up at least once. Make sure you have a really rubbish joke ready for the lesson! My 8 year old is now addicted to surfing and body boarding is now so last week!

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